I Need to be an IT Specialist to Send Out a Newsletter?

Real Estate Agent with Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., Realtors, Lynchburg VA

I opened up a newsletter from the NAR this morning and found information on tax credits for certain home improvements and on common tax preparation mistakes.  One of my goals this year is to have more and better communication with past and future clients.  I thought the articles would be great to email to my client list.  Well, I chose to share the information through an email newsletter and I was given "code" to copy.  I copied it into my newsletter and sent it to myself to see what would happen.  You guessed it--lines and lines of programming code. 

I called an information specialist at the NAR and was told to contact an IT person for instructions on how to use the "code."  Does it have to be this hard?  I have sent informative articles in the past and got a link to paste into the newsletter.  I would love to hear from some of you IT specialists out there!

Comments (6)

John Saari
Worcester, MA
"The Mortgage Buddy"

Good luck Brenda I know computers can be frustrating. There is a great site called Elance that could help.

Feb 10, 2011 11:31 AM
James Harner
Considering Selling Your Home? Call 610-310-7646 first - Royersford, PA
James Harner Group - Philadelphia PA Real Estate

Hi, Brenda.

I hope I can be of help to you...I believe the code that you're referring to has to do with html codes. meaning the codes, once pasted on an html page, then the real message will come out.

Are you using any newsletter template? I know someone who uses Madmimi.com as her newsletter e-mail marketing site. If you like, you can get a free account at madmimi.com..from there you'll see that you can compose using html codes.

I haven't tried using madmimi, but since it's free, it might be worth a shot. Hope this helps! (will be checking back to see how others do their newsletter)

Feb 10, 2011 11:39 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I think you could copy the code into an AR blog (click the HTML button). Once it's posted you could send the link to your clients.

Feb 10, 2011 11:40 AM
Brenda Van Fossen
Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., Realtors, Lynchburg VA - Lynchburg, VA

Thanks for your suggestions!  It's great to have a resource like ActiveRain.

Feb 11, 2011 02:44 AM
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Above & Beyond - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

I don't think html codes are all that easy to understand. I am getting the hang of it but here is a link to article that may help you.


Feb 17, 2011 03:07 AM
Brenda Van Fossen
Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., Realtors, Lynchburg VA - Lynchburg, VA

Thanks again, Barb.  For that newsletter, I ended up adding the articles as attachments because they needed to get out within a certain timeframe.  I will keep your info for future reference.

I have a friend whose last name is Szabo, her married name.  She lives about 40 miles from Lynchburg on a farm near Pamplin VA.  Any relation?



Feb 17, 2011 03:55 AM